Technical consultation on consequential changes to the homelessness legislation

Closed 25 Jan 2023

Opened 7 Dec 2022


Scope of the consultation

Topic of this consultation:

This consultation seeks views on the consequential amendments to homelessness legislation as a result of the Renters Reform Bill, namely, the removal of section 21 evictions, assured shorthold tenancies and fixed-term tenancies. 

This consultation aims to identify and understand the impacts these changes will have on the sector, to ensure local authorities can continue to deliver their homelessness duties effectively and give people the support they need.

Scope of this consultation:

This technical consultation seeks views on the proposed consequential changes to the homelessness legislation, the scope is limited to responses on the legislative technical amendments. The majority of the amendments to the legislation are minor and, while the consultation is open to everyone, we expect most responses to be from local authorities and charities in the homelessness space.

The consultation will run for 7 weeks. We have considered this to be an adequate amount of time to ensure quality responses and inform legislation.

Geographical scope:

These proposals relate to England only.

Impact assessment:

The purpose of the consultation is to gather evidence and seek views on the issues above. Any policy change brought forward as a result of the consultation would be subject to appropriate assessment.

Basic Information


This consultation is open to everyone. We expect the consultation to be of particular interest to local authorities or any organisations involved in homelessness assessments and decisions and third sector organisations with an interest in homelessness.

Body/bodies responsible for the consultation:


Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities




This consultation will last for 7 weeks from 07/12/2022 and will close 25/01/2023



For any enquiries about the consultation please contact:

How to respond:

You may respond by completing this online survey 

If you are responding in writing, please make it clear which questions you are responding to.

Written responses should be sent to:

Homelessness Policy and Strategy Team
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Second Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street

When you reply, please confirm whether you are replying as an individual or submitting an official response on behalf of an organisation and include:

- your name,
- your position (if applicable),
- the name of organisation (if applicable),
- an address (including postcode),
- an email address, and
- a contact telephone number.